Nothing is more relaxing than lounging by a stunning pool and going for a swim. Many of us have to travel for that luxury but a lucky few have a backyard getaway featuring the latest swimming pool designs to “staycation” in.

We’ve rounded up 40 of the most sublime swimming pool designs for you to enjoy. No sunscreen required.

Indoor to outdoor swimming pool designs

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stunning infinity swimming pool designs -

This stunning Laguna Beach, CA, home features a contemporary infinity swimming pool that transitions from indoors to outdoors. Image:

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long contemporary indoor/outdoor swimming pool design

This LED-lit pool flows from the inside of the home to the exterior. A glass walkway in the living room means the pool can be viewed from upstairs as well. Image:

Organic-shaped swimming pool designs

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curved infinity edge swimming pool with a view -

The kidney shaped pool has been replaced in contemporary swimming pool design by large, freeform curved swimming pools. Image:

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swimming pool stepping stones -

The large curved pool features various sitting areas and pool depths throughout its shape as well as stepping stones for meandering. Image:

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The mix of sharp angles and curves accentuates the zero-degree edge swimming pool design while still providing an area for lounging and relaxing. Image:

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contemporary dual swimming pool design ideas -

This contemporary swimming pool is a hybrid of a classic rectangular shape and a curved shape that softens the look and creates two distinct areas. Image:

An architectural indoor pool

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architectural lighting design for contemporary swimming pools -

A London residence’s underground indoor pool is a work of art from every angle thanks to the use of glass and colorful LED underwater pool lighting. Image:

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Indoor swimming pool design ideas -

The same pool from a different angle shows how integrated overhead lighting and the glass staircase illuminates the indoor pool area to keep it from looking dark and cavernous. Image:

Pools that are integrated around the home

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best modern swimming pool ideas

A pool large enough to wrap around this entire estate. Stepping stones connect one spot to the other. Image:

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wrap around swimming pool design ideas -

The swimming pool was designed to wrap around the house allowing for swimming access from any room while cooling the interior. Image:

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Outdoor deck swimming pool ideas -

This large, inviting swimming pool can be accessed for swimming and lounging from all lower-level rooms of the house. Image:

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freeform lazy river swimming pools -

The freeform-shaped swimming pool flows throughout the house like a river. Image:

Infinity pools or zero-edge pools

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Contemporary black bottom pool designs -

A contemporary, black-bottom infinity pool adds to the property’s open-space feel. Image:

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tropical design swimming pools and resort living ideas -

A dreamy, tropical resort-inspired swimming pool featuring a zero-edge or infinity pool design that flows into the stunning ocean seamlessly. Image:

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black-bottom swimming pool designs

The focal point of this minimalist, black-bottom zero-edge swimming pool design is the view. Image:

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infinity swimming pools with a beautiful view -

The designer of this infinity edge swimming pool describes it as “total scenery immersion.” Image:

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zero-edge swimming pool designs -

A small swimming pool looks much larger due to its infinity pool design which conceals where the pool ends. Image:

Glass-wall pools

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cool glass wall swimming pool ideas -

The tall glass swimming pool wall next to the bar is a cool design feature that adds color to the lounging spot. Image:

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glass waterfall pool designs

This swimming pool takes the latest design trend of a glass wall to the next level by allowing water to overflow from the pool in a waterfall fashion into the hot tub area. Image:

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contemporary glass-wall swimming pool design ideas -

The ultimate contemporary outdoor entertaining area featuring a multi-level, glass-walled swimming pool design. Image:

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glass pool design ideas -

A raised, glass-walled pool design highlighted by underwater LED lighting. Image:

A pool with a secret view

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Glass bottom swimming pools -

This lovely, contemporary glass tile pool hides an interesting feature, shown below. Image:

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Wine cellar design ideas and underwater swimming pool glass walls -

A secret underwater glass pool wall in the wine cellar for viewing swimmers. Image:

Raised pools

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raised-edge swimming pool and river rock decorating ideas for swimming pools -

A raised-edge swimming pool has a zen vibe due to the that catches the pool’s water overflow. Image:

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soapstone pool and raised edge pools and jacuzzi -

A raised hot tub in black soapstone flows into the surrounding raised swimming pool. Image:

Midcentury Modern pool designs

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outdoor living swimming pool cabana designs -

The ultimate pool cabana in an updated Midcentury Modern design extends the hours of swimming pool enjoyment in this outdoor living space. Image:

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minimal midcentury modern pool design ideas -

The minimalist lines of the Midcentury Modern home are duplicated in the offset swimming pool design. Image:

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Mid Century modern swimming pool bridge ideas -

A swimming pool with integrated hot tub joins both sides of the Midcentury Modern house with a stepping stone path bridge across the pool. Image:

Zen pool designs

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exotic swimming pool ideas -

A Hawaiian home features an exotic pool cabana and multi-level swimming pool areas. Image:

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outdoor entertaining and a zen pool design -

Modern zen pool design features Asian bamboo and many inviting outdoor elements for entertaining, such as seating areas and a . Image:

Pools with a fire pit feature

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swimming pool fire pit design ideas

A stunning pool with a stunning view that can be enjoyed late into the evening thanks to an adjacent sunken fire pit. Image:

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swimming pool with sunken fire pit -

Swimming pool with integrated sunken fire pit area for lounging and entertaining. Image:

Pool lighting design

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LED swimming pool lighting -

The swimming pool lighting design makes the patio area pop at night. Image:

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colorful swimming pool ideas -

An historical Mediterranean house feels contemporary thanks to the colorful lighting effects in the swimming pool. Image:

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glass tile swimming pools and swimming pool lighting designs -

LED lighting is integrated into the glass tile bottom of this long swimming pool design. Image:

 Long pools

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contemporary lap pool designs -

A long lap pool design that brings the outdoors in and the indoors out. Image:

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best pool deck design ideas -

This long, contemporary lap pool design includes a pool deck for lounging and entertaining. Image:

Indoor pools

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contemporary indoor swimming pool designs

A tranquil. minimalist indoor pool oasis for swimming regardless of weather and season. Image:

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indoor swimming pool skylights and swimming pool glass tile ideas -

An indoor pool with a graphic design features bold, cobalt glass tiles and round skylights that reflect round geometric shapes in the water. Image:

Pools with a water feature

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modern swimming pool waterfall designs -

A modern pool waterfall feature is mounted on the wall, lit and placed at a height were it can be enjoyed from the living room. Image:

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waterfall pool ideas

The heated pool area continuously flows into the main pool via a waterfall feature. Image:

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best swimming pool water feature ideas -

The house opens to the pool and the water feature creates a soothing waterfall sound to enjoy. Image:

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